Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning announced on January 8, that Michael Cubero, 39, was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing woman in his care in a group home. It is the maximum penalty allowed by law. Read more
After some behind-the-scenes jockeying, the nine members of the Sullivan County Legislature united on the morning of January 4. They all voted in favor of making Luis Alvarez the new chair of the legislature. Read more
Monticello Senior Citizens meeting at the Ted Stroebele Center, 2 Jefferson St. Mary Paige Clouse, the director of the new Monticello Public Library, will explain all its functions and programs available to everyone.
The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will have a ten lot auction at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St., 1pm.
Members of the Country Voices Poetry Group will read their original works in the reading room of the new Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, 6:30pm.
The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library is starting a Lego Club. The first meeting will have one morning and one afternoon session. Kids ages 7-12 can sign up to come from 11am-12noon, or 3-4pm. Register: 845/794-4660 ext. 109.
WJFF 90.5 FM presents a community Messiah sing-along at St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 St. John's St., 2pm. Admission: one or more non-perishable food items for the Caring Hands Food Pantry. 845/482-4141.
A three-part educational series to be held from 10-11:30am on February 5, 12 and 19 at Action Toward Independence, 309 E. Broadway. Caregivers of middle-stage Alzheimer's patients can get helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. Contact the Alzheimer's Association for details. 800/272-3900.
Program to be held from 11am to 12 noon at Action Toward Independence, 309 E. Broadway. An interactive workshop to learn about 10 signs of Alzheimer's disease. For more information or to register, call 1-800-272-3900. www.alz.org/hudsonvalley.
The Monticello High School Music Department will hold their annual Winter Concert at the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium (High School), 7:30pm. The concert band, string orchestra and choral programs will perform selections from the repertoire. As a final number, members of the audience are invited to join the chorus. Free and open to public.